Differences

Differences

Differences, I have been learning a lot about differences. Following God’s calling as a missionary, you know you are signing up for something “different.” At the same time you really only begin to realize just how different these differences are when you are smack in...
Hope and Health to Chadians

Hope and Health to Chadians

Jesus declared, “I will build my Church,” to his small band of disciples after Peter confessed him as the Christ. In one pithy pronouncement, Jesus defined both his role in and his ownership of this enormous and supernatural construction project. In the early...
A Familiar Foreigner

A Familiar Foreigner

On our first trip to RT Mart, my daughter asked me, “Why is everyone staring at us?” The only good answer I had was this: “Because we look strange.” With blonde hair and blue eyes, my children stick out like sore thumbs in the hustle and bustle of Hsinchu, Taiwan. We...
Famine Relief and the Gospel

Famine Relief and the Gospel

At a town in Chad I pulled off the main road and navigated the Toyota Land Cruiser in between mud houses and through narrow alleys with inches to spare. A Chadian Lutheran Brethren missionary colleague, directed me to a house where we picked up the village chief, and...